Workshops

Workshops

Carole Williams

The first workshop costs just

 For subsequent workshops, Carole’s time is paid by SCDA.   You pay only for her travel and subsistence.   This is under review, so further financial support may become available in future.

£25 for SCDA members.

To plan a visit, or discuss your needs, you can contact Carole at nda@scda.org.uk


Performance Skills


Can you hear me at the back?

By the end of the workshop, participants will have acquired some easy and quick techniques for warming up the voice and will have started to explore their vocal range.

Say what you mean & mean what you say

Working with text, we will look at the importance of understanding what is being said and why.  We will also look at how to add interest and energy to the performance

Is there any ‘body’ there?

Looking at body language and physicality, you will learn how to elevate your performance beyond the spoken word.

A chorus of approval

Suitable for performers and directors; we will identify the building blocks for creating effective chorus moments that go beyond standard groupings and the dreaded semi-circle lines.

Capturing the everyday

This workshop introduces a model for creating choreography using everyday movements and gestures rather than dance that can lead to interesting crowd scenes and contemporary chorus.

Just say yes

Improvisation can be a fun and rewarding way to explore characters and situations.  It is particularly useful for exploring character aims and subtext.  This workshop is suitable for actors and directors. 

Devising theatre

How do you create something from scratch?  We will explore a range of approaches to working collaboratively without a script.   Although aimed at young people and their adult collaborators, it can easily be adapted for adult groups.


Directing Skills


Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

You will be introduced to a way of breaking down the play into manageable chunks identifying the key themes and challenges

Live production

Having trouble with a particular aspect of your production, or perhaps you just want some outside input? Carole can tailor her visit to your club to meet your particular needs. .

Page to stage

Focusing on rehearsal techniques and approaches to working with your cast, this workshop aims to provide different ways of looking at a single piece of text.